Winning poem

January 20, 2010 at 19:18 (1)

Here’s the poem which I wrote for the winner of the January Shanville Monthly competition. I’ll be expecting a Nobel Prize for Literature any day now…

For Regina — “10 and counting”!!


Ten years of terror, a decade of blood,

Ten years of Shan raining hell from above!

It began in a toilet at young Darren’s school,

He had no idea DesTiny could be so cruel.

For love of a spider he abandoned the light

And embarked on a life as a child of the night.

Over twelve books he grew and became a young man,

Who fought the good fight for the wild vampire clan.

At the end of The Saga Shan didnt pause,

But moved swiftly on and found a new cause,

A tale most demonic, it featured the boss

Of all things most monstrous — vicious Lord Loss!!!

Limbs flew left and right, all over the place,

Loss wasn’t a demon any one wished to face!

After ten books of bloodshed we said cheerio,

Will the world ever again see such a vile foe?

In addition to this, no rest for Shan,

He knocked out short stories and sweet Koyasan.

Up next a tale of executioners thin,

Then let the four books about Crepsley begin!

After that? Who knows! But one thing’s for sure,

Shan’s not giving up — he’ll be back for more!!

And as they come out, no one will be keener

To read them than Shantastic Shanster REGINA!!!! J


 Here’s to 10 years more — Hurrah!!!


 (c) Darren Shan. 20/1/2010.


Written between 10.30 and 15.50 on Wednesday, January 1st, 2010.


  1. Tyler said,

    Wow nice work, Shan. I tend to forget how clever you are. I guess i’m going to have to go reread the Saga and Demonata to remind me. 😛

    Anyways I love your books! Also thanks for caring about your fans enough to make a blog and let us know what’s going on about our favorite author.

  2. Bella Baltierra said,

    that is an awsome poem master shan. the winner was very lucky to recieve it from you. maybe you will be writing another one of those poems in 10 years!!! lol

  3. Miley said,

    Wonderful, Darren! A nice piece of poetry! Very Dark, I must say. Keep up the good work!

  4. aoibheann said,

    thats really good
    i wish i was a good as writter as you shan

  5. Rajdeep Dhadwal said,

    that was AWESOME

  6. Zach said,

    You are fantastic at poetry aswell,my my darren you are very smart and have a speciality for literature i think!

    Zach Brookes!can’t wait for ur new books!!!!!!:D

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